Broad Based Training (BBT) Programme

Important Annoucement about Broad Based Training

5th November 2015

This is to inform you that a decision has been taken to cease recruitment to Broad Based Training with immediate effect.

This means you will not be able to apply to any Broad Based Training for posts in England starting August 2016.

Please see below for official statement from Health Education England:

"Health Education England will not be recruiting to any further Broad Based Training posts when medical specialty recruitment opens on 11 November. Our principal priorities are to address any immediate workforce issues so that we can help the service and patients now and to expand the future workforce in priority areas so that we are delivering excellent healthcare and health improvement to patients and the public in England by providing the right staff in the right numbers with the right skills and behaviours at the right time and in the right place.

This means prioritising our investment decisions to focus on areas such as general practice, psychiatry and emergency medicine, for example, to meet the needs of patients both now and in the future and deliver the workforce changes demanded by the Five Year Forward View. We will not invest in a general expansion of postgraduate medical training posts overall, allowing us to focus on priority areas and patient need.

While we will not be investing in any further Broad Based Training posts, the detail around our overall investment in medical specialty training posts will be subject to discussions about our third annual Workforce Plan for England that will be presented to our Board in mid-December."

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